Mechanical Engineer Apprentice

Huhtamaki New Zealand
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Mechanical Engineer Apprentice
  • Well established business
  • Entry level role
  • Role based at the Otahuhu site

About the Employer

Mō Te Kaitukumahi  

Huhtamaki Fiber Packaging is a global player producing and supplying fiber and pulp based packaging for fresh food and beverages. In New Zealand they operate from Otahuhu, Auckland.

As the global specialist in sustainably produced moulded fiber packaging, they produce the highest quality of food packaging for their customers.  They turn recycled paper and/or virgin pulp into egg trays, egg cartons, fruit packaging, cup carriers and wine dividers.

About the Opportunity

Mō Te Huarahi  

This is opportunity where all work is on site where you will be preparing tools, helping tool changes, machine lubrication, assist in breakdowns and on from there as you progress through the apprenticeship.

About you


For this opportunity you will need to bring  –

  • Mechanical aptitude
  • A team player mind set
  • Pre-trade qualification is preferred but not essential
  • NCEA Level two Maths and English
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem solving skills
  • An outstanding work ethic
  • Reliable, Self-motivated and keen to learn and continuously improve

Hours of work

Ngā Hāora  

This factory currently runs 24/7 Monday to Friday and the day shift starts at 6am and the evening shift 6pm.

Hours will be discussed with you at interview stage with the client.


Te Tohu  

New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Trade) (Level 4) with strand in Fitting and Machining

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • Apply relevant Health and Safety legislation and knowledge of the workplace safety culture in order to work safely and meet responsibilities in a commercial mechanical engineering environment.
  • Produce and interpret engineering sketches and simple component drawings and/or specifications with knowledge of limits, fits and geometrical tolerancing used in engineering.
  • Apply knowledge of trade calculations and units of measurement to perform a range of mechanical engineering tasks.
  • Apply knowledge of the composition and characteristics of engineering materials to select and optimise their use through job planning and sequencing tasks.
  • Determine available and appropriate manufacturing and engineering processes, tools and equipment, and an overview of alternative engineering process to suit a range of mechanical engineering tasks.
  • Interpret basic engineering job operations, planning and sequencing for job costing and pricing, with consideration to efficiency and economical processing options.
  • Apply knowledge of relevant engineering principles and practices using problem-solving skills for fault finding and root cause analysis, to perform engineering tasks efficiently and effectively while working to specifications and industry standards.
  • Correctly use and maintain tools and equipment, monitoring their condition for safe and effective operation to ensure accuracy, minimise damage to work, and to prevent accidents. - Interpret knowledge of calibrating measuring equipment, and methods of non-destructive testing to carry out self-inspection of work.
  • Select and inspect simple lifting appliances and slings, to safely secure a load and carry out lifting procedures.
  • Apply knowledge of effective and efficient manufacturing models, the processes and principles, of quality systems, in the production of components and/or for the provision of services in a commercial mechanical engineering environment, to deliver in full, on time and to specification.
  • Practice effective communication with awareness of other cultures and languages, to confirm and clarify instructions, communicate health and safety matters, and understand workplace documentation, within a mechanical engineering team and the wider workplace.
  • Self-manage on-going learning, seeking advice or guidance when required while maintaining acceptable standards across the mechanical engineering industry.

Graduates of the Fitting and Machining strand will also be able to:

  • Build and install complex machines where the use of fitting, machining, assembly, and precision alignment skills are required.

Ready to apply?

Date Posted
March 31, 2022
Full time
On application